Monday, December 31, 2018

Interesting commentary on fighting authoritarianism

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/30/opinion/liberal-pessimism-poland.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3R-GPdzhjG6sE-_AompTbu5w872cM3aA5vXREAZFCscw5gOxQHliKOMEg

Must read commentary from Steve Rattner

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/opinion/trump-2018-charts.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3Ed89hvmTjQDqXR1-LXJZGV6VX0XWqDz6KWXPyMp-JPJ694F0xYxEjBuE

The latest from Robert Reich on 30 broken promises by the Popular Vote Loser

https://www.facebook.com/RBReich/videos/1254186178054995/UzpfSTM1MjU4NzE5ODE4MTE0MzoxNzc0MDc2NTA2MDMyMTk4/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

Elizabeth Warren has declared her candidacy for the Presidency. She, like Julian Castro John Delaney (the other declared Democrats that did not vote for Trump, is a credit to the Progressive Movement. Now the voters will need to see how these candidates and the others that will declare in the next few months stand on the issues, convey themselves as leaders, and demonstrate their ability to mold coalitions and unite everyone around a program that will move the country forward.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

18 Good things that occurred in 2018 courtesy of The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/18-good-things-that-happened-in-2018/2018/12/29/d7957098-078d-11e9-a3f0-71c95106d96a_story.html?fbclid=IwAR3htOeiwuPx9c3q6fVUgPN7jvAZGTTAWoCkN9m3BpCcu_ShYVNvc7VrSEU&utm_term=.5e3ffce578a9

People do need to realize that most Republicans are sensible and pragmatic and want things like prosperity for everyone and issues like climate change addressed. It is just a fringe element of the now Trump Party that has its departing sane members in a chokehold.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/opinion/sunday/republicans-climate-change-polls.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0as6JQ2xWfunyFBbbP2JYqvCqCf8eJXS32pmWgGmRTD_0_lYbwdhhxm6A

Reliable Sources from 12/30/18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFKZ2-2I2d8

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

How dare the popular vote loser blame Democrats for the death of two immigrants when it was the policies of his administration that helped contribute to the unfortunate events. What nerve he also has in imposing a salary freeze on federal workers when they were already given an approved raise and while some of them are not getting paid during the shut down. He also exhibits tremendous nerve by claiming this is for fiscal discipline after the tax cuts for the rich he signed. VOTE HIM OUT IN 2020

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/29/politics/donald-trump-border-deaths-democrats/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/29/politics/trump-executive-order-federal-workers-pay-freeze/index.html

The 15 Biggest Art Discoveries courtesy of Artsy

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-15-art-historical-discoveries-2018?fbclid=IwAR1uVgWurnYHScD7tV_oP6zhhWRYFJOYXjxf9Kx97lVCOjycztsIQn1ALy0

The best tv shows according to Vox and the best books according to NPR

https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/12/17/18138668/best-tv-2018-netflix-streaming-how-to-watch?fbclid=IwAR1amKqiEgEQP7QUdmBHHiuOgs_93ZmvCM2elcCAE_qlh8XqxXNnDxsqyPo

https://www.npr.org/2018/12/27/680163613/tell-alls-dramatic-warnings-and-the-obamas-lead-political-books-of-2018?utm_source=npr_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20181229&utm_campaign=politics&utm_term=nprnews&fbclid=IwAR2EaNP-u0fGByG63HfjxQKq9jo7pmq1cbOmfqUBYbSwOiDYuku8j0h-D-U

The Republican Congress coming into session just to adjourn should tell all Americans how inept they are at governing.

https://www.vox.com/2018/12/28/18158918/congress-government-shutdown-no-deal?fbclid=IwAR2yiQXNLJ7MhZ_nWjIMgy8yazt3H-HjsTbA0kO2IOQFWaaEVMoa4nYbzDw

2018 in Five Minutes courtesy of Vox

https://www.vox.com/videos/2018/12/28/18159162/2018-in-5-minutes-end-of-year-vox-video-review?fbclid=IwAR1PseEsLNRMeVJKxaA7hmHW5UmLjs7uRJkxDsPi0o08bFWiuM25U_uH7e4

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Idea of the Week: Continue to stay involved or get involved in a cause that helps make our world a better place. It could be as simple as street clean up, contributing to a charity, helping to tutor children, or making sure all is well with the senior citizens in your family. Remember even a morsel of good service will have a lasting positive impact.

Books of the Year


Doris Kearns Goodwin Leadership

Jon Meachum The Soul of America

Timothy Snyder: The Road to Unfreedom

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt: How Democracies Die?

Benjamin Carter Hett: The Death of Democracy: Hitler's Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Here is a news flash. All children are important and we should not separate them according to nationality.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2018/12/26/dead-guatemalan-boy-girl-border-trump/2416607002/?fbclid=IwAR0yUE03FX9w7Z245sSe4GqwusgDDEdpeUgAGeFMDJ916QI32hU3CE8u8Jo

Very good editorials courtesy of the New York Times on how the Popular Vote loser and his party have hurt people through their environmental and health care policies.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/opinion/editorials/climate-change-environment-trump.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR3KrOZS_10F76xbHo1z9je_TbeGldIzS_quNGOWccRW66bflXyPyw8aG8o

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/opinion/trump-obamacare-sabotage-chart-cost.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage&fbclid=IwAR0ypaNO4fRXWdtMSln8fzHFV8RYkqf2i6Ay-51iWiusxVr2oI81pehjRvw

Does the KKK endorsed candidate think the men and women in the military can not tell how much of a raise that they received when they see their paychecks. More lies everyone but the popular vote loser's most devoted followers see through.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/26/politics/trump-misleads-military-pay-raise-again/index.html?fbclid=IwAR0owwI3LuSVvUtOAl9HylTHEU45XJQLMn3oNRKlIkuLpayv8XF5IB2m8ng

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Editorial Cartoons of the Week courtesy of AZ Blue Meanie at Blog for Arizona

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